When medication and other non-surgical treatments are unavailable or cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the recommended treatment for many conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and urinary tract organs. These conditions include, among other things, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, and vesicoureteral reflux.
The da Vinci® Surgical System is being used at Samaritan Medical Center for nerve sparing radical prostatectomy (for Prostate Cancer) and the surgical treatment of other urologic malignancies, as well as, reconstructive surgery for benign urologic disease (UPJ obstruction, ureteral strictures, vesicoureteral reflux, among other). It is a minimally invasive approach, using the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is ideal for both complex and delicate urologic surgeries. This includes prostatectomy, where the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.
The da Vinci Surgery offers patients facing urologic surgery many potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:
The da Vinci Surgery offers many potential benefits for Urologic surgeons such as:
Find out if your future procedure can be performed through robotic assisted surgery, ask your doctor today, or call the Samaritan Urology Center at 315-782-7230.
Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Chief of Urology and Urologic Oncology
Alejandro R. Rodriguez, MD
Janice Shea, PA